First day of free exodus trip by KM Dobonsolo departs from Tanjung Priok

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Free exodus travellers queuing to enter the Dobonsolo ship at Tanjung Priok port. (IO/Aslam Iqbal)

Jakarta, IO – Free trip for motorcyclists initiated by Transportation Ministry departed from Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta on Tuesday (26/4) from the Nusantara passenger terminal.

PT Pelni Yahya Kuncoro director of passenger transport business said there were not many passengers for today’s departure. He predicted the number will increase significantly a couple of days before Eid.

“Because it’s not close to D-day yet, maybe many of them are still working,” said Yahya on Tuesday (26/4).

Read: SHIA adds 720 extra flights in the run up to Eid

The Dobonsolo ship departed at 13.00 WIB sailing the route of Tanjung Priok – Semarang – Surabaya – Makassar – BauBau – Ambon – Sorong – Serui – Jayapura (return), with the passengers divided into two categories: 686 passengers alongside 317 motorcycles and 686 general passengers.

In addition to KM (vessel) Ciremai, Pelni on Friday (29/4) also dispatched KM Ciremai for the second trip on the same route.